CUC Newsletter – November 29, 2019

The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Mark 1:3


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Do You Know the Way to Bethlehem?

Jim McCormick is again our CUC speaker this Sunday. His topic will be, for the first Sunday in Advent, is “Do You Know the Way to Bethlehem?” The text is: Mark 1:1-8. Our class really looks forward to hearing from Jim. His messages are always so inspiring. He will also have more Tell It Like It Can Be books, since all previous ones have been sold and he will sign books both before the program and after.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Ann & Don McNew and Gayle & George Crolius

CUC Attendance

November 24
102 members and 3 visitors = 105 !

CUC Collection

November 24
$95


Murphy-Harpst Collection

The amount collected from the special collection for Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home totaled $3924. A check has been written from CUC to Murphy-Harpst in the amount of $4000.


Special Remembrance Presentation

On the evening of December 3, (the night of the CUC Christmas Party) RUMC is having a special Remembrance evening. For those of you attending the class Christmas Party, we would like to extend a special invite for you to share your remembrances with fellow CUC classmates in a special presentation which will occur at the start of our CUC class on this coming Sunday, December 1. To have your loved ones included, please provide names and photos if any, by Friday, November 29 to Jeff Coelho


Christmas is coming!

We are looking forward to our CUC Christmas party on this coming Tuesday, December 3. We are so excited to have approximately 110 people signed up for the party. The event begins at 6:00 pm at The Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Traffic at that time is very heavy and tends to back up getting off GA 400 and also turning off Westside Parkway. Please allow extra time.

You turn right at the traffic light on Windward onto Edison. Take the first right off of Edison and the club will be on the left. There is handicap parking and a ramp.

The party begins at 6:00 pm and there will be hand passed appetizers in the area around the piano outside the main dining room. Adam Coelho has kindly agreed to make photographs again. Please contact MariAnna Brown with any questions. Be sure to remember your bag with your gift for the white elephant gift exchange.


CUC Christmas Gift for Murphy Harpst Children

Betty Hunt has mailed a letter and check to Pam Kramer which tells how our CUC class responded to the request for helping make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers. The main paragraph and closing:

The Christians Under Construction Class is pleased to send a check for $4000.00 to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers for Christmas this year. Our objective was to provide every young person there with a $25 gift card, so that goal was surpassed this month. Money not needed for gift cards could be used for other Christmas items. Class members are sympathetic with how staff members there help residents and agree that this December 25 should be a happy day for them. With best wishes for all of you this holiday season, CUC Mission Outreach Committee.


CUC Membership

Dave Roberts reports we have the following statistics regarding our CUC Class:

The CUC Class has 105 families, 65 couples and 40 single family members. 32 of the females do not have spouses shown and 8 of the males have no spouses shown. Our class list shows 73 female and 97 male members. Total class membership – 170.


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is still being offered through CUC with 100% of the $15 sales price going to a CUC mission project. George and Sandy Martin paid for the publication of the book and all proceeds will be going into a CUC fund as a memorial to George. Tom Knight is handling the sales. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out

This is the menu for the final WNO of the year on December 4th. We have had great turn outs, and we are continuing to grow in numbers each week! Hoping to make this final WNO the best of the year.

  • Beef Bourguignon, Smoked Gouda Risotto, Roasted Brussel Sprouts,
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Soup De Jour,
  • Apple Cobbler Cake

Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


RUMC Second Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show

Come on Thursday, Dec 5th (6-8 p.m.), Friday, Dec 6th (9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec 7th (9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

for this amazing event featuring 75 vendors selling high end quality gifts including accessories, art, home decor, jewelry, clothing, leather goods, sports memorabilia and much more! It will be held in The Dodson Center (Dod). There will also be a bake sale, a raffle, white elephant gift cards, concessions, and wreath and poinsettia sales. All proceeds will benefit Roswell Student Ministries Youth Missions. Please come shop and consider volunteering your time or a fabulous baked good! For more information and to volunteer your time and/or baked goods, please go to www.rumc.com/christmasgcs


Christmas Festival Concerts

Don’t miss this incredible annual holiday tradition! RUMC’s Christmas Festival Concerts are Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are complimentary but required, and available in the Main Office, Chapel building; the Worship Arts Office, Sanctuary building; or ONLINE.


SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer and seeks further options.
  • Bob Leckie, recently diagnosed with diabetes, at home since Sunday, prayers for healing of toe and leg.
  • Malone Dodson’s sister who has broken her hip
  • Bev Tatom has two prayer requests: For her stepson Jeff Petersen and family. He had a stroke Wednesday and is in ICU at Kennestone hospital. And for her sister, Judy, and brother-in-law Ron Fox who fell Thursday and he has a possible broken hip.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he recuperates from recent illnesses
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center and Bob Davis at home with family help
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.


Birthdays

  • George Waite – December 3
  • Mary Serafina – December 7

Anniversaries

** None **


  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30 PM, Dec.15, 3PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 22, 2019

I Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Give thanks in all circumstances.”


Sunday, November 24, 2019

How Can I Say Thanks?

Jim McCormick is our CUC speaker this Sunday. His topic will be, “How Can I Say Thanks?”. Our class really looks forward to hearing from Jim. His messages are always so “down to earth” and inspiring. Jim will also be available this Sunday for signing of his new book, Tell It Like It Can Be.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sara & Paul Beecham and MariAnna & Fred Brown

CUC Attendance

November 17
102 members + 2 guests = 104 total!

CUC Collection

November 17
$93

CUC Officers Update

Sandy Griffin has agreed to continue as CUC president after our loss of George Martin

Fred Brown will take Sandy’s place as 2019-2020 CUC vice president.


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is being offered through CUC with 100% of the $15 sales price going to a CUC mission project. George and Sandy Martin paid for the publication of the book and all proceeds will be going into a CUC fund as a memorial to George. Tom Knight is handling the sales. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase.


Christmas is coming!

We are looking forward to our CUC Christmas party on December 3 at the Metropolitan Club. We are so excited to have approximately 110 people signed up for the party. Please contact MariAnna Brown with any questions. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange.


Operation Christmas Child

Finish collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which are being collected by Lynn Roberts. Or you can contribute on-line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes by the final date for collection November 24th! We are almost there! Lynn will be out of town the Sunday after Thanksgiving but boxes can be left in the closet if anyone brings them in that week.


Community Thanksgiving Meal

On Thanksgiving Day, RUMC opens its doors, shares hospitality, and gives thanks with those living in our ministry partner communities by providing an open meal in the Fellowship Hall.

As with any Thanksgiving Day meal, this is a special time, but takes many hands and hearts to make a success! Volunteers are needed to prepare tables, serve lunch, and gather around tables with our guests. For information or to volunteer, contact Pam Anderson, pam_anderson@msn.com or visit rumc.com/thanksgiving


Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

Our CUC Class traditionally helps to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown. Pam Kramer, our contact person there, has sent the following message to us. “We are excited to provide the best holiday for our residential, specialized foster care, and community services children this season.

Many have not ever experienced a real Christmas and it is truly a joy to see their faces light up on Christmas morning. We appreciate your continued support to make this year one children will never forget.”

The Mission Outreach Committee suggests that we donate cash or checks made out to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. All money will be handed to class treasurer Charlie Mason, who will send one check to this Methodist facility. The goal is to provide $25 gift cards for as many young people as our total will buy. Pam knows about our plan for this year. The Christmas basket will be passed around our classroom for the next three Sundays. Thank you for your kindness, CUC. Contact Betty Hunt with any questions.


RUMC – “In His Steps” Campaign

CUC Class is now at #4 place church wide in the “In His Steps” campaign. Please be sure to turn your annual pledge in!


New RUMC Members

Last Sunday, Lesleigh and Jeff Coelho and Pat Ball officially joined RUMC during the new member luncheon.


Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


Library Help Needed

RUMC is looking for a few good hands to help with the RUMC Library for the upcoming year. Duties would include shelving and managing the check-in system. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Rev. Melissa Mobley at mmobley@rumc.com


Model Railroad Open House

Each fall the Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association conducts a series of open houses for members to show off their model railroads. This year there are 74 railroads all over the greater Atlanta area open to the public over a seven week period in October and November. This Saturday, November 23, Charlie Mason’s railroad will be open from 1 PM to 5 PM. Members of the CUC Class are invited to see model trains run over a layout modeling the South Jersey area in the 1950’s.


For CUC email Communications

If you want to communicate with the editor of the weekly CUC newsletter, Sue Waite, for additions to the weekly newsletter or to send out an announcement midweek please send her an email to be sure the editor gets it promptly. The gmail address from which you receive this newsletter is used primarily for sending the all 180 addresses currently on the list and is not checked as regularly for input.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Lynn Adcock on the loss of her mother
  • Dick Anthony – as he recuperates at Laverne’s home from recent illnesses.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center on Druid Hills Road. The family has requested limited visitors.
  • Mary Jennings – our newest CUC member, had auto accident 2 weeks ago and is recovering from a cracked sternum
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer. It was good to see them out to CUC this past Sunday!
  • Bob Leckie, recently diagnosed with diabetes, has been at Northside Hospital this week, and has had a vascular procedure to open blood vessels to improve healing of injury to toe after a fall last week. Asking for prayers for healing.
  • Catherine Simons as she deals with her father’s failing health
  • Dave Woodworth, former CUC member, on the loss of his son David
  • Mauricio Cuervo, next door neighbor of Sandy Martin, who is battling lymphoma and may need a bone marrow transplant.

Thanksgiving

  • Patricia Lanham would like to thank the class for their prayers, emails, calls and cards following her ablation. “I really do appreciate it! I am home taking it easy per doctor’s orders and beginning to feel much better.”

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Diana Frei (former CUC member) is in home Hospice now. She looks good and feels pretty good, but all treatment for lymphoma was stopped.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Bob Moore – Nov 26
  • Martha Thompson – Nov. 26
  • Charlotte Dodson —Nov. 29
  • Doug Tatom —Nov. 30

Anniversaries

  • Pat & Patrick Cooney – Nov. 26, 1960 – 59 years!
  • Martha & Bill Thompson – Nov. 28, 1958 – 61 years!!
  • Nancy & Johnie Wright – Nov.28, 1987 – 32 years

Calendar Reminders

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30 PM, Dec.15, 3 PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 15, 2019

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Psalm 28:7


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Developing a Trusting Heart

This Sunday our own Debbie Goodwin has the CUC class lesson. Debbie always brings us an inspiring lesson.

She has chosen as her subject “Developing a Trusting Heart”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Marlene & Don MacLeod and Myra & Julian Belote

CUC Attendance

November 10
Members 109 + 2 visitors = 111 !!

CUC Collection

November 10
$136


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is being offered through CUC with 100% of the $15 sales price going to a CUC mission project. Tom Knight is handling the sales. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase. Jim will be speaking in CUC in several weeks and will sign his books for you at that time.


Christmas is coming!

This Sunday, November 17, is the deadline to sign up and pay for our CUC Christmas party on December 3 at the Metropolitan Club. ( Checks should be made out to CUC with Christmas Party in the memo line). We are so excited to have approximately 109 people signed up for the party. If you won’t be in CUC and want to attend please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the committee to have your name added to the list or if you have any questions. The Metropolitan Club requires our final count and payment 10 business days before our event. If you are out of town please feel free to mail your payment before the deadline The cost will be $40 per person. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange.


Operation Christmas Child

Collect your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be collected by Lynn Roberts. Or you can contribute on-line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes by the final date for collection November 17th!


Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

Our CUC Class traditionally helps to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown. Pam Kramer, our contact person there, has sent the following message to us. “We are excited to provide the best holiday for our residential, specialized foster care, and community services children this season. Many have not ever experienced a real Christmas and it is truly a joy to see their faces light up on Christmas morning. We appreciate your continued support to make this year one children will never forget.”

The Mission Outreach Committee suggests that we donate cash or checks made out to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. All money will be handed to class treasurer Charlie Mason, who will send one check to this Methodist facility. The goal is to provide $25 gift cards for as many young people as our total will buy. Pam knows about our plan for this year.The Christmas basket will be passed around our classroom for the next three Sundays. Thank you for your kindness, CUC. Contact Betty Hunt with any questions.


Thanks to the Cares and Concerns Committee

Much appreciation goes to the CUC Cares and Concerns committee for organizing the food for the meal following the memorial service for George Martin.


Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for November 20:

  • Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Herbed Stuffing, Garlic Butter Green Beans,
  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Soup De Jour, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm


Missions

There are mission trips planned to Panama City through January. If anyone is interested go, to rum.com/missiontrips. Also if anyone is interested in missions right here in our own backyard, contact mbrown@rumc.com.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – came home from rehab on Tuesday to Laverne Lamb’s home for further recuperation. Doing OK just needs to grow stronger.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – was not doing well in rehab and has been returned to the Gwinnett Northside Hospital in Duluth. Room 405.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • Patsy Lanham is scheduled for a heart ablation at Emory/St. Joseph’s next Monday morning at 7:30 and would appreciate prayers for a successful procedure. This is to hopefully get rid of the impulses causing atrial fibrillation. She will be there overnight.
  • Sandy Martin – Prayers and sympathy on the loss of George.

Thanksgiving

  • Julian Belote – for good recovery following fractured hip

It was good to see Earnie Robertson back to CUC and participating in the Veteran’s Day program in CUC. We wish Bettie Robertson well.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Baby Jack premature infant grand nephew of Marianna Brown who continues to battle multiple complications, and his parents.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Lynn Roberts—Nov 18
  • Ron Peterson—Nov 18
  • Sandy Griffin—Nov 19

Anniversaries

  • Brenda & Bob Burrell – November 17, 1990 – 29 years
  • Gale and Roger Davis – November 23, 1961 – 58 years!

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30, Dec.15, 3PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 9, 2019

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

Ephesians 6:13


CUC Announcements – Nov. 10, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A Salute to CUC Veterans

November 10 is the birthday of the Marine Corps and November 11 is Veterans Day, so in our CUC class it is planned to have a tribute to retired military class members who will share their stories along with a Power Point presentation. Jim McCormick will also be at our CUC class this Sunday to tell us about his new book.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Norma & Dave Hills and Nancy & Johnie Wright

CUC Attendance

November 3
90 members + 2 guests + teacher = 93

CUC Collection

November3
$119

New CUC Member

Welcome Mary Jennings, our newest member.


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick , one of our favorite CUC speakers, has a new book out, Tell It Like It Can Be , and it is available on Amazon. But instead of ordering it from Amazon, it will be offered through CUC with 100% of the sales price going to a CUC mission project.

Each chapter of this book contains inspiration, encouragement, and challenge for those who take God seriously and who seek to be followers of Jesus. Not narrowly denominational or fundamental, it speaks to everyone who wants to experience the gracious gifts of God that are available to all sincere seekers and to pass that on to all the children of God.

We understand our own George Martin was instrumental in having Jim write this book as he told Jim he wanted a book that he could give to his grandchildren about the Christian faith.


Christmas is coming!

Bing Crosby – White Christmas

We are so excited to have approximately 109 people signed up for the Christmas Party on December 3 at the Metropolitan Club. If you won’t be in CUC and want to attend please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the committee to have your name added to the list or if you have any questions.

The Metropolitan Club requires our final count and payment 10 business days before our event so please make sure your payment is received NLT November 17. If you are out of town please feel free to mail your payment before the deadline The cost will be $40 per person. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange.


Operation Christmas Child

Collect your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be collected by Lynn Roberts any time you want to bring them in. Or you can contribute on-line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes by the final date for collection November 17th!


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Pork, Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese, Braised Collard Greens, Sliced Yeast Rolls, Corn Chowder, Featured Salad Bar, Banana Pudding

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm


Pecan Sale

It’s back! The annual pecan sale has begun. Proceeds support Boy Scouts, MUST Ministries, and Discovery Sunday School missions. Order online or at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. $9/bag, 3 bags for $25, or 30 bags for $240


Another Christmas Event

Yes, Christmas is coming!

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


Missions

There are mission trips planned to Panama City through January. If anyone is interested go, to rum.com/missiontrips. Also if anyone is interested in missions right here in our own backyard, contact mbrown@rumc.com.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Sandy Martin – Prayers and sympathy on the loss of George last Sunday morning. Our CUC class president, he was a very special Christian man who will be sorely missed and well-remembered. (George’s memorial service will be on Friday, Nov. 8 at 11:00 in the Chapel with a dinner provided by the CUC Class following in Fellowship Hall.)
  • Dick Anthony – Has been moved to Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth as of last Saturday. Visitation is 4 to 9 He is scheduled to come home on Thursday. He will be going to Laverne’s house.
  • Julian Belote – for continued good recovery following fractured hip
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – was not doing well in rehab and has been returned to the Gwinnett Northside Hospital in Duluth. Room 405.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer. He’ll also continue exploring additional therapies.

Thanksgiving

From Larry and Betty Hunt: Thanks to an attentive heart physician and a skilled vascular surgeon, Larry Hunt was operated on October 30 for a carotid artery found 80% occluded. He was at Northside Hospital Forsyth for only that day and the next. We thank God for all the good attention from the staff there and for knowing that fellow members of CUC would wish him well. Recovery time is about two weeks.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Mrs. Pat Cooney – Nov 14
  • Jim Taylor – Nov 15
  • John Lemke – Nov 15
  • Judy Hoogstraal – Nov 15

Anniversaries

  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – Nov 16, 1962 – 57 years
  • Wanda and Terry Taylor – Nov 16, 1991 -28 years

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 1, 2019

He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? ”

Mark 4:30 (NRSV)


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Looking Deeper at the Parables

Scott Dickson again has our CUC lesson for Nov 3. He continues with part 2 of his very interesting and enjoyable lesson of last week “Looking Deeper at the Parables”. Scott has led our class a number of times before and always brings us an excellent lesson.

CUC Announcements – Nov. 3, 2019

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Debbie & Mark Goodwin, Virginia Hardy, and Mary Serafina

CUC Attendance

October 27
1 teacher + I guest + 86 members = 88 total

CUC Collection

October 27
$96

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Already over 106 CUC’ers have signed up! Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact members of the fellowship committee with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Collect your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which are now available and will be collected by Lynn Roberts any time you want to bring them in. Or you can contribute on- line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes !


CUC Mission Outreach

CUC Mission Outreach pamphlets were distributed recently describing the mission outreach of our CUC class. Be sure you get a copy to learn about these missions and how CUC supports them.


Service Opportunity

Needed – Part time substitute bakery pickup and delivery to church, etc.

Pickups available from either Publix at Northridge or Publix at Holcomb Bridge and 400

Pickups can be either morning or closing at pm. (Full time positions also available!!)

Please call either Claudia or John Phelps


Annual Pledge Sunday

With this coming Sunday being the Sunday when we consider what our annual pledge to the church will be, Vince Grosse offers the following information for your consideration:

When you take a distribution from a “Traditional” IRA, you must pay taxes on it as you haven’t paid taxes on the money you put into the IRA originally. However, if you are 701/2 years of age and you make a charitable deduction directly from your “Traditional” IRA to a qualified charity, it is not considered a taxable distribution.

You can use this charitable donation to meet all or part of your IRA’s RMD (required minimum distribution.) If you itemize your deductions, you cannot also claim this charitable donation as a deduction on Schedule A. If you don’t itemize but take the standard deduction, a charitable donation from your RMD will give you a tax break. Talk to your tax preparer or IRA manager for more information.

This is a great way to meet your annual pledge or donate to the Foundation, or both!


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for November 6:

  • Beef Lasagna, Herbed Veggie Medley, Garlic Bread
  • French Onion Soup, Featured Salad Bar
  • Cannoli Cream Cake

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm


Time Forgotten – Time Remembered

Stop by the Charis Gallery to view the The Spirit Lives On exhibit featuring photographs and drawings by Alzheimer’s patients and their Caregivers.


Pecan Sale

It’s back! The annual pecan sale has begun. Proceeds support Boy Scouts, MUST Ministries, and Discovery Sunday School missions. Order online or at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. $9/bag, 3 bags for $25, or 30 bags for $240


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick , one of our favorite CUC speakers, has a new book out, Tell It Like It Can Be , and it is available on Amazon. According to Amazon: Each chapter of this book contains inspiration, encouragement, and challenge for those who take God seriously and who seek to be followers of Jesus. Not narrowly denominational or fundamental, it speaks to everyone who wants to experience the gracious gifts of God that are available to all sincere seekers and to pass that on to all the children of God.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming. Awaiting move shortly to Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. Visitation is 4 to 9 and he will be there two weeks.
  • Julian Belote – for continued good recovery following discharge from rehab on Thursday after 20 days. He has improved so much. They are very appreciative of the loving support from our incredible CUC Class.
  • Barbara Davis – recovering at Glancy Rehab Center in Duluth. Visitors are allowed.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he has begun chemo for his pancreatic cancer, and returned back to Atlanta for subsequent treatments. He’ll also continue exploring additional therapies. It was good to see them in class with their son on Sunday, having returned to their old home in Roswell.
  • George Martin and Sandy as George remains at home, placed on Hospice care last weekend. No visitors at this time but Sandy expresses thanks to everyone at CUC who have showered them with affection and prayers. Their family has rallied around them.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he begins treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer

Thanksgiving

  • Betty Smith – back to CUC class, pain free, and settled in her new home

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Mary Lee Copeland – Nov 4
  • Bill Griffin – Nov 5
  • Betty Hunt – Nov 7
  • Garlinn Story – Nov 8
  • Norma Taylor – Nov 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov 9

Anniversaries

  • Virginia & Stan Thomason – Nov 5, 1960 -59 years!
  • Debbie & Mark Goodwin – Nov 8, 1980 – 39 years
  • Sara & Paul Beecham – Nov 8, 1958 – 61 years!

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


Newsletter – October 26, 2019

All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.

Matt 13:34 (NASB)


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Looking Deeper at the Parables

Scott Dickson has our CUC lesson Oct 27 and Nov 3. His subject will be “Looking Deeper at the Parables”. Scott has led our class a number of times before and always brings us an excellent lesson.

CUC Announcements – Oct 27, 2019

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Betty and Larry Hunt, and Sue and George Waite.

CUC Attendance

October 20
1 teacher + 99 members = 100 total

CUC Collection

October 20
$122

New CUC Member Welcomed

Jim Taylor – brother of Claudia Phelps


Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Already over 90 CUC’ers have signed up! Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact

Mike and Garlinn Story, MariAnna Brown, or Lesleigh Coelho with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Start collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which are now available and will be collected by Lynn Roberts any time you want to bring them in. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes !


CUC Mission Outreach

CUC Mission Outreach pamphlets were distributed last Sunday describing the mission outreach of our CUC class. Be sure you get a copy to learn about these missions and how CUC supports them.

Service Opportunity

Needed – Part time substitute bakery pickup and delivery to church, etc.

Pickups available from either Publix at Northridge or Publix at Holcomb Bridge and 400

Pickups can be either morning or closing at pm. (Full time positions also available !!)

Please call either Claudia or John Phelps.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for October 30:

  • White Bean and Chicken Chili, Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
  • Southwestern Corn with Cotija Cheese
  • Green Chili Cheddar Corn Bread, Black Bean Soup
  • Tres Leche Cake
  • Featured Salad Bar:Garden Salad w/ Spring, Carrots, Tomatoes, and Cucumbers, Caesar Salad, Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm


Time Forgotten – Time Remembered

This Sunday at 3:00, the Michael O’Neal Singers will be presenting a program at RUMC which will include the regional premiere of Robert Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories, a critically acclaimed work which addresses the subject of memory loss. In addition to the full MOS choir there will be the chamber orchestra, guest soloists, and guest narrator actor, Tom Key. Also included in the concert will be performances of Long, Long, Ago, Shenandoah, Amazing Grace and You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Tickets 15/$20 in advance; $20/$25 at the door.
www.mosingers.com or 770-594-7974


Charis Gallery

Stop by the Charis Gallery to view the The Spirit Lives On exhibit featuring photographs and drawings by Alzheimers patients and their Caregivers.


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming. He will be moved probably next week to Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. Visitation is 4 to 9 and he will be there two weeks.
  • Julian Belote – for continued good recovery from hip fracture following rehab.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he begins treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – recovering at Glancy Rehab Center in Duluth. Visitors are allowed.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they plan to begin the experimental drug therapy Winston Salem for his pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell.
  • George Martin and Sandy as George recovers at home from major surgery, is being treated for anemia, and determines further treatment. He appreciates the cards, emails, and texts, but is not quite ready for visitors.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Pat Peterson – Oct 29
  • Bill Thompson – Oct 30
  • Linda Mooney – Nov 2

Anniversaries

§§ none §§


  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Retreat – October 2019

CUC’s Fall Retreat was held at the Amicalola Falls Lodge – Oct 8th – 10th, 2019.

Dr. Joe McKechnie – Associate Pastor for Chapel Roswell was our Retreat Leader.

Dr. Joe McKechnie

Retreat Photos

Click the Photo Above to see all of the Retreat pictures

Dr Joe’s Message

Please Note: After you click on a link above to listen to a Session, you must scroll down in the page a little to see the play button. Thanks, and sorry for any inconvenience.



CUC Newsletter – October 19, 2019

And all people will see God’s salvation.”

Luke 3:6


Sunday, October 20, 2019

A Place of Hope

Rev. Nancy Lane is bringing us the CUC lesson this Sunday. Her topic is “A Place of Hope”. As Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care at RUMC for about the past 18 years Nancy is well known to us and her work and caring is known and appreciated by all of us. In the few times she has led our CUC class she always brings us a good message.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Martha & Tom Knight and Garlinn & Mike Storey

CUC Attendance

October 13
71 Members + 1 Speaker + 2 Visitors = TOTAL: 74

CUC Collection

October 13
$68


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor have organized our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed. Here are the coordinators for our Neighborhood Care Groups:

  • Maureen Osborn – Marietta NCG
  • Charlotte Burroughs – Alpharetta NCG
  • Sandy Griffin – Woodstock NCG
  • Margie Avery – Roswell 30076 NCG
  • Martha Jane Mason and Sharon Erdman – Roswell 30075 NCG

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact MariAnna Brown or Lesleigh Coelho with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Start collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be distributed and then collected by Lynn Roberts on November 18th and 25th.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for October 23:

  • Shepherd’s Pie with Mushroom Gravy, Herb Roasted Carrots and Parsnips,
  • Fresh Buttered Yeast Rolls,Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Strawberry Shortcake

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm


Gibbs Gardens Senior Day Trip

Jeff Ross has set up a trip for the Seniors for Friday, Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The Japanese Maple trees should be beautiful! The plan is to meet at the church parlor at 9am to board the buses and return by 3 pm. Register by October 21: rumc.com/gibbsgardens


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming. He would like to see anyone that wants to come. Still waiting to go to rehab when his condition improves.
  • Julian Belote – He will be in rehab following his hip fracture until October 24. He is improving each day but it is slow going. So grateful to our wonderful class for calls, cards, emails, texts and especially for prayers
  • Tom Cantrell – as he begins treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – hospitalized twice recently with blood clots in her legs and lungs
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they begin course of therapy for his pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell
  • George Martin and Sandy as George recovers at home from major surgery and determines further treatment. He appreciates the cards, emails, and texts, but is not quite ready for visitors.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • §§ none §§

Anniversaries

  • Babs and Shaw Skillings – Oct 22, 1966 – 53 years!

  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – October 12, 2019

“The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.”

Matthew 16.1


Who Are These People?

Sally Dowland is our CUC teacher Sunday. She has decided to do a lesson she calls “Who Are These People?” We will take a look at the groups who are so prominent in the New Testament- scribes, Pharisees, Sadducee’s, Samaritans, etc.) and not even given a mention in the Old Testament. This should be a very interesting lesson from a very good teacher.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg and Sister & Gannett Backus

CUC Attendance

October 6
85 members + 2 visitors = 87 total

CUC Collection

October 6
$106

New CUC Member

Please welcome our newest member Jim Taylor ( Claudia Phelps’ brother)

CUC Fall Retreat

The CUC Retreat this past week at Amicolola Lodge was a really great experience for those 48 CUC members who were able to attend, thanks especially to the fine interesting and inspiring program led by Dr. Joe McKechnie on the theme of “Under Construction”. Thanks also goes to the organizers Tom Knight and George Waite and their spouses, and also to Joe Coelho who provided all the sound and video productions and equipment and the design and printing of the programs. Thanks also to Doug Tatom who provided his technical expertise and has recorded the sessions so that those CUC’ers who did not attend may be able to hear some of the most interesting and inspiring lessons which Dr. Joe presented. Thanks also to every one of the participants who joined actively in the discussion groups and in various other ways to make this retreat very special.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor have organized our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed. Here are the coordinators for our Neighborhood Care Groups:

  • Maureen Osborn – Marietta NCG
  • Charlotte Burroughs – Alpharetta NCG
  • Sandy Griffin – Woodstock NCG
  • Margie Avery – Roswell 30076 NCG
  • Martha Jane Mason and Sharon Erdman – Roswell 30075 NCG

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact MariAnna Brown with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Start collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be distributed and then collected by Lynn Roberts on November 18th and 25th.


The Paint Lick Pickers – A Bluegrass Celebration

On this Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the RUMC Chapel there is a Sounds of the Spirit Concert not to be missed! The Paint Lick Pickers is a bluegrass band composed of members of the music ministry at Alpharetta UMC. The band members have a variety of musical experiences and specialties, but the one thing they share is a love of bluegrass music. You will hear familiar hymns, popular tunes, and some true bluegrass classics. And it is free to the public.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45 – 6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm

WNO Menu for October 16:

  • Cheese Tortellini with Garlic and Herb Alfredo
  • Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower, Garlic Bread Sticks
  • Tomato Basil Soup, Featured Salad Bar
  • Triple Chocolate Cake

Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

Jeff Ross is setting up a trip for the Seniors for Friday Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The plan is to meet at the church at 9am and return by 3pm.


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


Prayer Requests

  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming for recovery from pneumonia, multiple myeloma, and further diagnostic tests. He would like to see anyone that wants to come. Friendly faces might help him to get back to himself.
  • Julian Belote – For relief of pain and rapid recovery following right hip fracture last Monday
  • Tom Cantrell – as he determines treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – hospitalized twice recently with blood clots in her legs and lungs
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they determine course of therapy for his pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell
  • George Martin and Sandy as George recovers at home from major surgery and determines further treatment. He appreciates the cards, emails, and texts, but is not quite ready for visitors.
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following back surgery as she recuperates.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor (at suewaite@bellsouth.net) of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • –none–

Anniversaries

  • Babs and Shaw Skillings – October 22, 1966 – 53 years!

Calendar Reminders

  • Oct. 13 – Paint Lick Pickers Bluegrass Concert
  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – October 5, 2019

Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”

Isaiah 7:14


Sunday, October 6, 2019

“Isaiah: The Fantastic Forecaster.”

Our own Tom Knight has the CUC lesson this Sunday. He has chosen as his topic, “Isaiah: The Fantastic Forecaster.” Tom always presents a well thought out and interesting lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Patricia Mashburn and Pat Stamps

CUC Attendance

September 29
87 members + 4 visitors = 91 total

CUC Collection

September 29
$101


CUC Fall Retreat

The theme of our CUC retreat, led by Dr. Joe McKechnie will be “Under Construction”. About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park, this coming week October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains.

Pray for this to be a spiritually uplifting time for all who participate. For those who attend, payment of $78 each for extra retreat expenses is now due. Make checks payable to CUC class with “CUC retreat” in the memo line. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor have organized our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed. Here are the coordinators for our Neighborhood Care Groups:

  • Maureen Osborn – Marietta NCG
  • Charlotte Burroughs – Alpharetta NCG
  • Sandy Griffin – Woodstock NCG
  • Margie Avery – Roswell 30076 NCG
  • Martha Jane Mason and Sharon Erdman – Roswell 30075 NCG

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year.

Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday.


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm

WNO Menu for October 9:

  • Jerk Pork, Jamaican Rice and Peas, Roasted Plantains
  • Naan Bread, Featured Salad Bar
  • Caribbean Bread Pudding

God in the Midst of Thorns

This is the title of the book written by Todd and Liz Chancey, written under the pen names of Christopher and Hilda Talley.

They will be at RUMC for a book signing/small talk on 10/9, That is this coming Wednesday, 4-7 in the Trinity Cafe. Many of us knew Todd and Liz when they were here at RUMC. Rev. Todd Chancey is now the Senior Pastor at First United Methodist of ALCOA.


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

This event at the Woodmont Golf Club, in Canton funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! So pray for good participation and good weather this Monday, October 7. Thanks for all who are participating in various ways.


Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

Jeff Ross is setting up a trip for the Seniors for Friday Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The plan is to meet at the church at 9 am and return by 3 pm.


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


  • Dick AnthonyStill hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming for recovery from recent complications from chemotherapy. He would like to see anyone that wants to come. Friendly faces might help him to get back to himself.
  • Tom Cantrell – From Linda: We met with the Urologist on Thursday and it was confirmed that Tom has bladder cancer. There are two stages with bladder cancer – clinical and pathological. We are in the clinical stage and have a diagnosis of Stage 1. We are in the process of seeing specialists to determine what our next steps are and which treatment option we will choose. We are thankful for the outpouring of love, prayers and support for Tom. We believe in the power of prayer and we ask for your continued prayers for our Heavenly Father to guide our steps as we begin this journey to remove the cancer and have perfect healing.
  • Barbara Davis – hospitalized twice recently with blood clots in her lungs
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they determine course of therapy for Johnny’s pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell
  • George Martin as he recovers from major surgery and determines course of treatment for cancer
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following back surgery as she recuperates. From Betty: Thanks to all the members of the class for the lovely cards, gifts, and special wishes. I don’t know how I could’ve made it through this past few weeks without all of you sending your best wishes and prayers. I am now at daughter Elizabeth’s house for a week or so and then hopefully will be able to get back to home which is also new. Every day is a new adventure.

Thanksgiving

  • Maureen and Gene Osborne’s daughter Michelle is recovering well at home

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Debbie Goodwin – Oct 7
  • Stan Thomason – Oct 7
  • Dave Taylor – Oct 8
  • Dal Zierk – Oct 10
  • Rose Lappe – Oct 12

Anniversaries

  • Kathy and Bob Carpenter – Oct 12, 1980 – 39 years

  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct 8-10 – CUC Retreat
  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


Six Points from Mark Goodwin’s Lesson: “Is it OK for Christians to Have Doubts?”.

What can we learn from the life and example of John the Baptist?

  1. Even the greatest preachers and servants of Christ have their times of doubt and questioning.  The beautiful thing about John is that he didn’t try to hide it. Instead he took it to the only one who could deal with it … the Lord himself.

  2. Jesus prefers honesty to certainty.  You don’t have to be sure; but you do have to be real. So just come to Him. 

    Do you remember the dad who came to Jesus and asked he to heal his son.  He pretty much believed that Jesus could heal him but could he bring himself to believe that Jesus would.   I love his honesty when he cried out, “Lord, help me with my unbelief.”   Sometimes we just have to start there.  Jesus doesn’t demand some impressive confidence in our prayers; he just invites us to come and be real.  Be honest.

  3. The key to church health is not fancy methods, but a rediscovery of our basic message and mission as defined by Jesus.  From a public relations standpoint, John the Baptist was a miserable failure. He certainly would win no awards for how he dressed.  And his speaking style was less than polished and refined. Yet the power of God was upon him. He had a message that gripped him and God gave him an amazing congregation. 

    His followers continued to grow because he never wavered from his message.  He constantly, habitually pointed people to Christ. Christ and Christ alone was his message. 

    Fred Smith made a fascinating observation:  “One of the great failures of the church is that we often try to accomplish with human systems what only God can do.”

  4. We need to rediscover John’s basic message.  What was it? Repent. What does it mean to repent?  It’s not only being sorry for sins, it’s turning from our sins.

  5. We cannot be God’s messengers if we make exceptions for popular or powerful people.  The best friend we can be to a Herod is to look him in the eye and tell him that he is living in adultery.  To act as though it is not wrong because he is in a position of power is to do a great disservice both to him and to God.  We have to call sin by its name.

  6. John the Baptist was the forerunner of Christ.  In other words, he was the preparer for Christ. How do we prepare for the coming of God’s Messiah in our lives and in the lives of others?
    1. Confess
    2. Repent
    3. Produce fruit (behavior) in keeping with repentance (obedience).

4 Children take a 240 mile Bike ride in the 70’s

>> Jimmy and Mark

When he was only 10 years old, Jonathan Marshall was sent on a 240 mile bicycle trip. 3 days. Across 2 states. With no adult supervision. 45 years later, Jonathan can’t stop thinking about the trip. Or the little boys he made it with.

CUC Newsletter – September 27, 2019

Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?”

Matthew 11:3 (NLT)


Sunday, September 29, 2019

Is it OK for Christians to Have Doubts?

Mark Goodwin has the lesson for CUC this Sunday. The title of the lesson — “Is it OK for Christians to Have Doubts?”. We have really enjoyed and gotten a lot out of his previous lessons which are inspirational and always give us food for thought.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy & Dave Wistrand, Jan Ligon, and Norma Taylor.

CUC Attendance

September 22
76 Members +1 new member + 4 guests+ speaker = 82

New CUC Member

Welcome our newest CUC member, Jim Morman. Jim has been an RUMC member for a while, but is joining CUC after the recent loss of his wife, Sandy.

CUC Collection

September 22
$90


CUC Dinners

CUC Fall Small Group Dinners are being organized with the hostesses now notified about the names of their guests. This is a great opportunity for 108(!) of us to get to know our CUC classmates better while enjoying a great time out.! Thank you to Kris Taylor and Mary Serafina for organizing this.


CUC SMALL GROUPS

Participation in a small group has been a blessing to many members of the CUC Class. This Sunday there will again be a short announcement about small groups and an informal meeting after the class (in the back of the room near the piano) to provide information to those interested in being a part of this ministry. If you have questions or would like to join a group please contact Gale or Roger Davis.


CUC Fall Retreat

The theme of our CUC retreat, led by Dr. Joe McKechnie will be “Under Construction”. About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park, October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains.

For participants, payment of $78 each for extra retreat expenses is now due. Make checks payable to CUC class with “CUC retreat” in the memo line. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Coming soon! Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor are starting work to organize our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed.


Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-9 PM. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $37 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th.


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm

WNO Menu for October 2:

  • Meatloaf and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes served with a Tomato Demi-glace
  • Parmesan Sweet Peas, Fresh Buttered Yeast Roll, Featured Salad Bar
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Believe Benefit Celebration

Join your CUC friends for an unforgettable evening of magic, music, cheesecake and coffee on this coming Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will be reserving tables of 8 for the CUC Class. For questions call Claudia Phelps or Garlinn Story.

This is an event celebrating the work of Jane Riley and Greg Davidson and Believe Ministries as they continue to share the Gospel and reach the world for Christ.


God in the Midst of Thorns

This is the title of the book written by Todd and Liz Chancey, written under the pen names of Christopher and Hilda Talley.

They will be at RUMC for a book signing/small talk on 10/9, 4-7 in the Trinity Cafe. Many of us knew Todd and Liz when they were here at RUMC. Rev. Todd Chancey is now the Senior Pastor at First United Methodist of ALCOA.

Christopher and Hilda Talley were living what they thought was the American dream. They had two beautiful and healthy daughters, a comfortable home, cars, clothes, food on the table, a wonderful faith community, and two terrific jobs they loved. They played at life just as hard as they worked for their lifestyle, traveling in the United States and to foreign lands as often as possible.

But in 1999, that all came crashing down. Hilda went from a happy and healthy person to someone who struggles for every breath she takes, after an inadequately trained pesticide tech came into her office. Two minutes after he left, she was fighting for her life. The chemical permanently damaged her lungs and vocal cords and led to two debilitating diseases: reactive airways dysfunction syndrome and vocal cord dysfunction. Their family life changed instantly.

In God in the Midst of Thorns, Christopher and Hilda share their story, a story intertwined with the testament of God’s love and the power of Christian community, as they began their journey of learning to live a new normal. The Talleys discuss how, in their struggle for understanding, they both found a new and deeper relationship with God.


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Coming up soon and sign up numbers are down. This spectacular event funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! So make sure you head on over to RUMC.com/golf and get yourself and/or your buddies registered to play in the 22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA! Sign up to play, or a foursome with your friends, volunteer, or become a sponsor. Questions? Ask George Waite, Lynn Adcock or Shaw Skillings.


Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

Jeff Ross is setting up a trip for the Seniors for Friday Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The plan is to meet at the church at 9am and return by 3pm.


  • George Martin was out of surgery as of 7PM Thursday evening. It was a very big surgery and lasted nearly 4 hours. He’s in ICU for 24-48 hrs. Now missing his right colon but soldiering on without it! Prior to surgery his heart rate was so low that the anesthesiologist was very reluctant to approve the surgery but George was very insistent and got thru it ok. He will be in the hospital for 7-10 days and recuperation will likely take a bit longer due to his age. Thank you so very much for your prayers, your concern and your friendship. We are so blessed to have our CUC friends and we are both eager to get back! Sandy
  • Dick Anthony – was hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming for recovery from recent complications from chemotherapy and then going to rehab
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following surgery for a lumbar decompression and fusion. She is in rehab at Manor Care on Johnson Ferry Road.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna, who recently moved, as Johnny has been found to have pancreatic cancer and will be determining his course of therapy.
  • Maureen and Gene Osborne and their daughter Michelle who is recovering well. She will go home (maybe as soon as Sunday or Monday). Michelle is very rare patient to have had this type of event happen with absolutely no side effects so far and no further required therapy. She’s apparently healing very quickly other than some headaches expected for several weeks until brain completely heals. Prayers definitely work! Please thank everyone at CUC-the outpouring of cards, emails, texts has been quite overwhelming! God Bless, Gene & Maureen.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Rev. Mike Long as he continues to deal with health problems

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Stella Boayue – Oct 2
  • Wanda Taylor – Oct 2
  • Barbara Zellner – Oct 4

Anniversaries

–( none )–


  • Oct. 3 -7 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5 , 6 , 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – September 20, 2019

The purpose of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.

Proverbs 20:5


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Come Play, Come Volunteer, Come Support!

This Sunday come meet Elizabeth Hamilton, Executive Director of the Roswell United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc.

She will present an overview of the CUC Class’s continued participation in the foundation as well as promote the final call for the annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament…Come Play, Come Volunteer, Come Support! Elizabeth’s selected reading is Proverbs 20:5.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy Spence, and Diane Stephens, and Margie Avery

CUC Attendance

September 15
1 teacher + 2 guests + 100 members = total 103

CUC Collection

September 15
$129


CUC Small Group Dinners

CUC Fall Small Group Dinners are being organized with the hostesses now being notified about the names of their guests. This is a great opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates better while enjoying a great time out. If you would like to attend but did not have the opportunity to sign up in class contact Kris Taylor.


CUC SMALL GROUPS

Participation in a small group has been a blessing to many members of the CUC Class. This Sunday there will again be a short announcement about small groups and an informal meeting after the class (in the back of the room near the piano) to provide information to those interested in being a part of this ministry. If you have questions or would like to join a group please contact Gale or Roger Davis.


CUC Fall Retreat

The theme of our CUC retreat, led by Dr. Joe McKechnie will be “ Under Construction”.

About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park, October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains. Information about amount and when payment will be due for extra retreat expenses will be coming soon. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


Coming soon! Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor are starting work to organize our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed.


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Join your fellow classmates!

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm

WNO Menu for September 25:

  • Herb Roasted Bone in Chicken with Dijon Cream Sauce
  • Vegetable Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Carrots and Green Beans
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Banana Split Cake

Jacob Crane, Director of Hospitality is now selling frozen take home meals out of the kitchen. Each meal is in a microwavable container that is dishwasher safe Each container is $5.00 apiece and contains 2 servings per container.


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach of a Sunday evening service at Vickery Rose Adult Community, the retirement community at 295 E. Crossville Road, will continue on this Sunday, September 22nd. There is the hope that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship. Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher for the “Vespers” type service held in the theater room at Vickery Rose.


Believe Benefit Celebration

Join your CUC friends for an unforgettable evening of magic, music, cheesecake and coffee on Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will be reserving tables of 8 for the CUC Class. We have 38 CUC reservations so far! For free tickets see Claudia Phelps or Garlinn Story.

This is an event celebrating the work of Jane Riley and Greg Davidson and Believe Ministries as they continue to share the Gospel and reach the world for Christ. Your ticket will assure you a seat…and they are going faster than ever this year. Our deadline to order tables and desert is September 25, so please request your tickets by then…the sooner the better!


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Before your calendar gets filled up, make sure you head on over to RUMC.com/golf and get yourself and your buddies registered to play in the 22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA! This spectacular event funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! Sign up to play, or a foursome with your friends, volunteer, or become a sponsor. Questions? Ask George Waite or Lynn Adcock


  • Dick Anthony – hospitalized at Northside Hospital in Cumming for recovery from recent complications from chemotherapy
  • Babs Skillings for relief of pain and continued healing following a fall which fractured several vertebrae and caused extensive skin loss on her leg.
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following surgery last Tuesday for a lumbar decompression and fusion. She is recovering in the hospital and will be going to rehab.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna, who recently moved, as Johnny has been found to have a mass in his pancreas and will be meeting with doctors to determine course of action.
  • Maureen and Gene Osborne and their daughter who was transferred Thursday from St. Josephs Hospital Emergency to Emory for treatment of a brain aneurysm.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Jim Ehlers – Sept. 22
  • Mike Ewing – Sept. 22
  • Wilfred Boayue – Sept. 23
  • Beth Hamilton – Sept. 24
  • Gene Osborn – Sept. 27
  • Mary Kay Mills – Sept. 28

Anniversaries

  • — None —

  • Oct. 3 -7PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – September 13, 2019

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Father Joe, The Man Who Saved My Soul

Alan Kennedy, another of CUC’s favorite speakers, has our lesson for September 15. He will be teaching from a book entitled, “Father Joe, The Man Who Saved My Soul”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Donna & Vince Grosse and Beth & Bob Hamilton

CUC Attendance

September 8
105 members +2 visitors + 1 speaker = 108 !

CUC Collection

September 8
$157


CUC Dinners for 6-10

CUC Fall Small Group Dinners for 6, 8, or 10 people are being organized. This is a great opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates better while enjoying a great time out. If you would like to attend but have not had the opportunity to sign up in class contact Kris Taylor.


CUC SMALL GROUPS

Participation in a small group has been a blessing to many members of the CUC Class. This Sunday there will be a short announcement about small groups and an informal meeting after the class (in the back of the room near the piano) to provide information to those interested in being a part of this ministry. If you have questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis.


CUC Fall Retreat

About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park, October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains. Information about amount and when payment will be due for extra retreat expenses will be coming soon. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


Coming soon! Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor are starting work to organize our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed.


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45 – 6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45pm

WNO Menu for September 18:

Lasagna Bolognese, Roasted Italian Veggie Medley, Garlic Bread Sticks, Featured Salad Bar, Mini Cannoli .

Jacob Crane, Director of Hospitality is now selling frozen take home meals out of the kitchen. Each meal is in a microwavable container that is dishwasher safe Each container is $5.00 apiece and contains 2 servings per container.


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach of a Sunday evening service at Vickery Rose Adult Community, the retirement community at 295 E. Crossville Road, will continue on September 22nd. There is the hope that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship. Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher for the “Vespers” type service held in the theater room at Vickery Rose.


Believe Benefit Celebration

Join your CUC friends for an unforgettable evening of magic, music, cheesecake and coffee on Thursday, October 3rd at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will be reserving tables of 8 for the CUC Class. We have 38 CUC reservations so far! For free tickets see Claudia Phelps or Garlinn Story.

This is an event celebrating the work of Jane Riley and Greg Davidson and Believe Ministries as they continue to share the Gospel and reach the world for Christ. Your ticket will assure you a seat…and they are going faster than ever this year. Our deadline to order tables and desert is September 25, so please request your tickets by then…the sooner the better!


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Before your calendar gets filled up, make sure you head on over to RUMC.com/golf and get yourself and your buddies registered to play in the 22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA!

This spectacular event funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! Sign up to play, or a foursome with your friends, volunteer, or become a sponsor. Questions? Ask George Waite or Lynn Adcock


Hurricane Disaster Relief

RUMC is sending about one team a month to Panama City FL area. A gift for that goes into regular RUMC donations.

Information from Linda Boswell:

  • UMCOR donations can go to RUMC but should be designated on the memo line as to whether it is donated to general use or specifically for the Bahamas.
  • Red Cross donations can be done on-line by credit card to the US Red Cross or to the Bahama Islands Red Cross.
  • Matthew 25 Ministries is a ministry founded by a Methodist minister, and goes into disaster areas with all kinds of aid as soon as they can possibly be safe to go. They have very high ratings as a not for profit agency. Matthew 25 Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242

RUMC Name Tags

If you would like a magnetic RUMC name tag please sign the appropriate clip board which will be passed in CUC or contact Gale Davis


Don’t forget your donations of food for North Fulton Community Charities during the month of September.

(Also your Boxtops and flip tops for Redbird Schools and McDonald House)


  • Myra Belote whose new hip replacement has slipped out of place causing severe pain
  • Babs Skillings for relief of pain following a fall which fractured several vertebrae
  • Betty Smith writes, Dear CUC Friends:
    I cleared all of my doctor’s appointments and I’m now ready for the surgery. It will be September 17 at St. Joseph’s Hospital for a lumbar decompression and fusion, It doesn’t sound like fun but I think the end results will be worth it. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – as he deals with Shingles and Multiple Myeloma. Also continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Thanksgivings

  • Larry Douglas back to class less than one week after having his gallbladder removed!
  • Rose Lappe back to CUC, feeling much improved.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added or removed from this list)


Birthdays

  • Janet Thomas – September 19
  • John Sharp – September 19

Anniversaries

  • Betty and Don Gay – September 16, 1956 – 63 years!
  • Rose and Jim Lappe – September 16, 1967 – 52 years
  • Beverly & Doug Tatom – September 19, 1998 – 21 years

  • Oct. 3 -7 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8 – 10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


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